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UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups....

Regional body to help restore stability in Lesotho
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Southern Africa's regional body said Monday it will send an envoy and an observer team to Lesotho to help restore stability and security in the mountainous kingdom where military actions over the weekend caused the prime minister to flee....

Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said....

Pakistan's premier challenged by raging protests
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan's prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier of this nuclear-armed country to resign....

Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks
MOSCOW (AP) -- Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks....

Clashes between Islamists, rivals in Libya kill 31
CAIRO (AP) -- A Libyan security official says clashes in the eastern city of Benghazi between Islamists and rival fighters loyal to a renegade general have killed 31 on both sides....

Gunmen in Tunisia attempt to kill politician
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisian authorities say a parliamentarian narrowly escaped assassination by masked men in Kasserine, a city near the Algerian border....

China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong
HONG KONG (AP) -- China's Communist leaders have pulled out their usual playbook to suppress resistance to their plans to tightly limit the first direct election of Hong Kong's leader, but are likely to find that the results are quite different....

Cuba cracks down on goods in travelers' luggage
HAVANA (AP) -- Lugging duffel bags crammed with soap, socks, toys and other hard-to-obtain consumer goods, travelers arriving in Cuba on Monday complained that new government restrictions on their imports would leave their families wanting....

Parents of ill UK boy fight extradition from Spain
LONDON (AP) -- The parents say they want to give their 5 year-old-boy with a brain tumor the best chance to live with a revolutionary new treatment they learned about on the Internet. Their British hospital says the boy has a 70 percent to 80 percent chance of survival with the treatment it offers, and it's the parents who are putting the child at risk....

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